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  • Colorado on the Web: Bloodhound's mayoral win a victory for Divide, dogs everywhere

    By Dalton Walker, dalton.walker@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Pa Kettle didn't expect the good news he got Wednesday. But thanks to a late social media push by Pa's campaign committee, the bloodhound pawed back to win a heated Divide mayoral race after trailing late in the polls. The contest divided the small Teller County town, and news of...

  • Colorado education board asks lawmakers to repeal multi-state tests

    By Zahira Torres, The Denver Post -
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Colorado's board of education passed a resolution Wednesday asking the legislature to pull out of a multi-state testing consortium and allow it to develop its own tests for public school students. Republican members led by board chair Paul Lundeen passed the resolution by a 4-3 vote....

  • Indoor shooting range approved after 5-hour appeal hearing

    by monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    The owners of Whistling Pines Gun Club can move forward with plans for a second indoor shooting range off Garden of the Gods Road. The Colorado Springs City Council gave club owners Joyce and Bob Holmes the go-ahead at the tail end of a five-hour public hearing Tuesday night that...

  • School budget proposal clears hurdle in Colorado

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    DENVER — A $500 million package to start refilling Colorado school budgets decimated during the last recession cleared a major hurdle Wednesday in the state Legislature. The two bills awaiting a final vote in the Colorado House aim to use the state's improving tax collections to...

  • Douglas Bruce confronts Colorado Springs council woman over her ‘jackass’ comment

    By Monica Mendoza, The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    It all started with a late-night tweet. Gazette Video Editor John Schroyer tweeted his favorite quote from a gathering of friends the night of March 28: “You shut your mouth when you’re talking to me.” Colorado Springs City Council member Jill Gaebler responded on Twitter:...

  • Tom Tancredo's petition signatures certified, he can run for Colorado governor

    by megan schrader The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    The Colorado Secretary of State's office certified Wednesday that former Congressman Tom Tancredo turned in enough valid signatures to appear on the June 24 Republican primary ballot for governor. Tancredo is one of seven GOP candidates running for a chance to face Gov. John...

  • Democratic congressional candidate Halter on track to raise $165k in 1st quarter

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Retired Gen. Irv Halter, Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District, has released his latest campaign figures ahead of the deadline, and the show that he's brought in just over $165,000 in the first quarter of 2014. "We are exactly where we want to be," said Ethan...

  • Colorado Springs City Council gives Utilities CEO $100,000 pay boost

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte was awarded a $100,000 pay raise Tuesday that will be phased in over the next three years. The City Council split in a 5-4 vote to increase Forte's base salary by $30,600 in 2014, $34,900 in 2015 and $34,900 in 2016. In 2013, Forte's total...

  • Report: Gov. Hickenlooper's staffing overhaul, sold as cost-neutral, costs millions

    By Arthur Kane, Special to The Denver Post -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper sold voters in 2012 a plan he said would modernize and streamline hiring and management of state workers. But 16 months later, additional at-will workers hired and moved under the constitutional change and other state provisions are costing taxpayers millions of...

  • Larkspur votes down recreational pot

    by Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    When Larkspur voted against legalizing recreational marijuana sales by an almost a 3-to-1 margin Tuesday, not many in the town of almost 200 people were surprised. After all, the Douglas County town's voters had denied a bid to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in 2010. And less...

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